Health and Wellness is also offering ongoing 24-hour service for students who feel they are in crisis and 24-hour TimelyCare mental health telehealth program.
Ryan said the University will operate on a regular academic and work schedule beginning Wednesday. Patient care services will be provided as usual and University services and facilities, from libraries to dining halls and childcare, will operate on their regular schedules.
The Newcomb Hall Ballroom and Lounge, Gibbons House and 1515 on the Corner are open to students who wish to gather in support of each other. Ryan said he and his wife, Katie, are opening their Carr’s Hill home to students this week between 2 p.m. and 5 p.m., “for those who wish to come together and hang out with each other and a dog or cat, or two.”
Ryan noted that the University is planning a communitywide vigil in honor of the slain students. Details will be announced later.
He said a well-attended but informal vigil on the Lawn on Monday night showed the importance of sharing emotions and providing support to one another.
“Last night’s vigil was a powerful reminder of the comfort and strength that connection can bring,” Ryan said. “We will need to rely upon this sense of connection and community among one another in the days and weeks ahead.”